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Oscar Pearsall was a wholesale grocery merchant in Wilmington, North Carolina. He parterned with Benjamin Franklin Hall in 1874 and established Hall & Pearsall, a wholesale grocery and commission business. In 1906, Pearsall launched Pearsall & Company, with two of his sons, Frederick and Horace. This collection contains ledgers, correspondence, bills and shipping labels related to the two companies, as well as medical insurance certificates and related correspodence for Pearsall.
This collection contains eight pages of correspondence, including invoices to William R. Bowers (of William R. Bowers and Co.) in Providence, Rhode Island during the 1830s. Goods were shipped from Wilmington, N.C. by Lazarus and Whitmarsh, John W. Fisher, and D.B. Hood.